Panola students among NW Hall of Fame inductees

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024

News Release
Sixteen Northwest Mississippi Community College students have been inducted into the 2023-
24 Hall of Fame, the highest honor a student can achieve at the college.
The selection of students named to the Hall of Fame is based on their academic
accomplishments and involvement in student life at Northwest. Hall of Fame nominations are
submitted by Northwest instructors and voted on by a committee.
This year's honorees were recognized at the Jan. 11 Board of Trustees meeting on the
Senatobia campus. Two Panola County students were among the 16 receiving the prestigious
McGheyla Patton of Courtland graduated from South Panola High School and is currently
studying physical therapy. She is a member of several clubs and organizations including
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Northwest Trio, Baptist Student Union, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, Northwest Pathfinders, Northwest Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, Honor in Action
Forum, and is a student representative for Northwest Student Engagement, Student Services
Council, and Student Discipline Committees.
She has served as president of Phi Theta Kappa, as an Orientation leader, as secretary of the
Student Government Association, and was elected as a Homecoming maid. As a member of the
Lady Ranger basketball team, she earned Academic All-American honors.
Upon graduating from Northwest, she plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi to obtain
her bachelor's degree before earning her doctorate in physical therapy. Her long-term goal is to
open a rehab facility so she can have a positive impact on her community.
Tylan Boyette of Pope graduated from South Panola High School and is enrolled in the
cosmetology program. In her first semester at Northwest, she was a member of the Northwest
Cheer Team and later became a member of the Cosmetology Club, Gamma Beta Phi Honor
Society, Baptist Student Union, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
It was an honor for her to be a part of the Homecoming Court and be an Outstanding Student
for Northwest. After she graduates from Northwest, she plans to start her career as a hairstylist
with her goal to become an instructor for a cosmetology school.

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